Carter Newell

www.carternewell.com
Level 13
215 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, Queensland
Australia, 4000
 +61 7 3000 8300
 +61 7 3000 8488
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Carter Newell Lawyers is an award winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Founded in 1989, Carter Newell are proud to have celebrated 25 years of experience and service to our clients in 2014. We attribute our continued success to the strong relationships we hold with our clients and the outstanding staff we employ, each of which is dedicated and committed to every aspect of the business and who have built up extensive experience in their particular specialist practice area(s):

  • Insurance
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Resources
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Property
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation

Our extensive communications network enables us to continue to provide a seamless service to clients based nationally and overseas. By providing strategic advice and solutions to our clients, we deliver successful results in a timely manner.  We have a proven track record of handling complex commercial issues, as well as high-level disputes, both nationally and internationally.

Carter Newell's most important and valued resource is its people. Each member of our team has belief in and is passionate about what they do on behalf of our clients.

Our clients regard us as their business partners, which differentiates us from other legal service providers.
We see ourselves as an extension of each client's business and aim to help our clients achieve their commercial goals. It is not only our expertise, but also our dedication to being the best we can be that ensures we deliver on this client commitment.

The reputation of the firm has been recognised nationally for the quality of its services by being voted:

  • Recognised as a Leading Professional Indemnity Law Firm - Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2016
  • Recognised as a Leading Public Liability Law Firm (Defendant) - Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2016.
  • Recognised as a Leading Medical Negligence Law Firm (Defendant) - Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2016.
  • Recognised as a Leading Energy & Resources Law Firm - Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2016.
  • Finalist - 2016 Australian HR Awards - Best Reward & Recognition Program
  • Finalist - 2016 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Managing Partner of the Year - Paul Hopkins
  • Winner - 2016 Australasian Law Awards – State / Regional Firm of the Year
  • Finalist - 2016 Australasian Law Awards – Australian Law Firm of the Year (up to 100 lawyers); Employee Health & Wellbeing Award and Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year
  • Finalist - 2016 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards for Insurance - Paul Hopkins
  • Recognised as a Leading Back-End Construction Law Firm – Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2016.
  • The Best Lawyers in Australia 2017
    • Paul Hopkins, Insurance Law and Litigation
    • Patrick Mead, Construction/Infrastructure Law
    • Rebecca Stevens, Insurance Law
    • Bronwyn Clarkson, Natural Resources Law
    • Mark Brookes, Insurance Law
    • David Rodighiero, Construction/Infrastructure Law
    • James Plumb, Natural Resources Law and Oil & Gas Law
    • Stephen White, Insurance Law
    • Andrew Shute, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Recognised as a Leading Australian Aviation Law Firm – Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2016.
  • Recognised as a Leading Queensland Professional Indemnity Law Firm – Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015.
  • Recognised as a Leading Queensland Public & Occupier Liability Law Firm (Defendant) – Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015.
  • Recognised as Leading Queensland Defendant Medical Negligence Law Firm – Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015.
  • Recognised as a Leading Queensland Back-End Construction Law Firm – Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015.
  • Recognised as a Leading Queensland Litigation & Dispute Resolution Law Firm – Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015.
  • The Best Lawyers in Australia 2016
    • Paul Hopkins, Insurance Law
    • Patrick Mead, Construction/Infrastructure Law
    • Rebecca Stevens, Insurance Law
    • Bronwyn Clarkson, Natural Resources Law
  • Winner – 2015 QLS Equity and Diversity Awards – Large Legal Practice Award.
  • Finalist - 2015 Australasian Law Awards - Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year and State / Regional Firm of the Year.
  • Winner - 2014 Employer of Choice - Career Progression and Work Life Balance, Australasian Lawyer.
  • Winner - 2013, 2012, 2008 - ALB Australasian Law Awards - Brisbane Law Firm of the Year.
  • Finalist - 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007 - ALB Australasian Law Awards – Brisbane Law Firm of the Year.
  • Winner - 2012 - Disability Employment Award - AHRI Diversity Awards.
  • ALB Employer of Choice Blue Award – 2011.
  • Finalist - 2011 ALB Australasian Law Awards – Innovative Use of Technology.
  • Finalist - 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007 and 2005 and winner 2006 BRW Client Choice Award for Best Law Firm in Australia (open to firms with revenue under $50M per year).
  • Finalist 2010 Lawtech Awards for Innovation in Legal IT.
  • 2009 Independently recognised as a leading Brisbane firm in the practice areas of Insurance | Building & Construction | Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources.
  • Finalist - 2009 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.
  • 2008 Independently recognised as a leading Brisbane firm in the practice areas of Insurance | Building & Construction | Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources.
  • Winner - 2008 - Employer of Choice Queensland Law Society.
  • Winner - 2005 - ALPMA/Locus Innovation Awards for innovative CN|Direct.

Our Mission Statement

To be recognised as a premier provider of specialist legal services across Australia and internationally by being the best we can be for our clients and ourselves.


At Carter Newell, we are in business to serve the needs of our clients.

Each member of the Carter Newell team has belief in and is passionate about what they do on behalf of our clients. We see ourselves as an extension of each client's business and aim to help our clients achieve their commercial goals.  It is not only our expertise, but also our dedication to being the best we can be that ensures we deliver on this client commitment.

Our values, culture and strategic plan are aligned to enable us to be recognised as a premier provider of specialist legal services in each of our specialist practice areas across Australia and internationally.

These values help us focus our behaviours and strive for a work environment that reflects our core values - S.O.L.I.D:
Service Excellence - We will be the best that we can by providing excellent, cost-effective and quality services.  We will listen and take ownership and pride in the delivery of our services

One Team – Together, the Carter Newell 'One Team' will strive to work in an open and transparent environment, seeking ways to embrace opportunities, while supporting and encouraging our fellow team members

Life Balance - We will maintain a balance between our family and working life to ensure our health, attitude and outlook remains positive

Integrity - Honesty and respect are accepted as fundamental to our success and commitment; our ethics will not be compromised

Dynamic Energy - With the power of 'One Team' we will actively pursue swift and progressive solutions.



Other Offices of Carter Newell:

Please contact the Main Contacts, shown above, regarding their other offices.
Australia: Melbourne, Victoria
280 Queen Street
(Via Agency)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australia: Sydney, New South Wales
Level 6
60 Pitt Street
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

+61 2 8315 2700